I recently did some appraisal work in the Chandalar subdivision in Pelham, Alabama and found the architectural styles very interesting. As an appraiser we study the floor plan design within a home and its functional utility, which looks at how well the floor plan flows. We also look at exterior design and how well it fits into the personality of the neighborhood. Obviously a home that is built to “fit in” to what is acceptable in the neighborhood will provide maximum value. It’s interesting to see how house designs change, so when I was in Chandalar I thought I would snap some pictures of homes with interesting architectural styles that you don’t see much any more. I hope you enjoy. Oh, and while you’re looking at the pictures try and guess the approximate year that they were built. I will let you know at the end of the post so don’t look before you guess. You can click on the image to make it larger.
These homes “fit in” to the style of Chandalar as much of it was built in the same time period. The styles of these homes reminds me of the home of a family I use to watch on television when I was a kid, can you guess what show it is? If you said “The Brady Bunch” you would be right. By the way, what time period did you guess? If you guessed the early 1970′s you would be right. If I can answer any appraisal related questions you have don’t hesitate to give me a call, I always enjoy helping people.